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Rural employment under Nregs improved: Asim

The state government on Thursday claimed that on an average a person got 45 days work under National Rural Employ-ment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in West Bengal in 2009-10 financial year. In 2008-09, every person got only 26 days work on an average under NREGS in the state.

Two arrested for Chetna’s murder

Two persons, including a woman, has been arrested for the murder of Chetna Sanghvi, who was recently found dead at her Bhowanipore residence. The victim’s niece — Manisha Patel, 40, who is one of the arrested persons, had masterminded the murder of the 55-year-old woman for money.

4 tourists from state killed in Arunachal

Four tourists from Kolkata, who had gone to Arunachal Pradesh, died after their car toppled down a mountain and fell into a gorge due to poor visibility owing to bad weather. The incident that occured in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday evening also left four others injured.

Mamata attacks CPM on all fronts

Setting her target on the CPI(M) and not on the Congress before the municipal polls, Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee attacked the Left Front and the CPI(M) on her first day of campaigning. Addressing thousands of party workers at Shyambazar five-point crossing on Wednesday, Ms Banerjee thundered: “The Left Front is

Missing woman is found dead

A young housewife, who was missing from her Lake Town residence since April 26, has been found dead. Her decomposed body, that was recovered from river Hooghly in Titagarh on April 27, was identified on Tuesday night following which a complaint was lodged against her husband and in-laws. The accused husband, his father and maternal uncle were arrested on charges of murder for dowry.

Foetus removed from infant in rare surgery

In a rare surgery, a foetus was removed from an infant at Dr B.C. Roy Memorial Hospital for Children. The female infant, Ashrafi, was born with the foetus in March 2009 in Malda. But it had not come under the notice of the doctors then. With the passage of time, the foetus grew inside her stomach and formed a tumour weighing around 1 kg, said medical superintendent-cum-vice principal of the hospital Mrinal Kanti Chatterjee. “We call it

State will not talk on territory yet

The state government is not ready to discuss about the territory of the proposed interim authority for the Darjeeling Hills in the tripartite discussions before setting up the interim authority. The tripartite meeting at the administrative level which was held at New Delhi on Tuesday ended in a stalemate after the Gorkha Janmukti

CU exam delayed due to goof-up

After the question paper goof-up during the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE), another such incident occurred at Dum Dum Motijheel College during the ongoing undergraduate B.A, B.Sc., B.Com Part 3 examination under the Calcutta University on Wednesday.

Maoists detonate mine at Salboni

Maoists exploded a landmine at Salboni symbolically cutting off connection between Lalgarh and Midnapore late on Tuesday night. However, no one was injured in the incident. Incidentally, Wednesday was the first day of the Jangalmahal bandh called by the Maoist-backed tribal body People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA).

Mamata talks of early Bengal Assembly polls


West Bengal will go to the polls within three months if the Trinamul Congress wins the municipal elections, Trinamul chief Mamata Banerjee made clear while kick-starting her party’s election campaign Wednesday.

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